Pop superstar Ricky Martin will join the coaching panel of The Voice for the show's second season.
Martin's new role was announced on A Current Affair tonight after the top superstar hinted at the role on Twitter this afternoon.
"Sending some mad love to everyone in #Australia! Cant wait to go back! Peace!" the Latino pop star tweeted.
He will replace former coach Keith Urban, who left the role in September to become a host on American Idol.
Martin joins current The Voice coaches Seal, Delta Goodrem and Joel Madden.
"Ricky Martin is one of the world's biggest stars," Nine's director of television Michael Healy said.
"He brings huge experience to our panel of coaches which he'll pass on to our Australian Voice artists in 2013.
"Most of all, we think he's the perfect addition to Delta, Joel and Seal and all three of them are thrilled he’s joining them in the Big Red Chairs next year."
The Puerto Rican singer has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide and his hit songs included 'Livin' la Vida Loca' and 'She Bangs'.
He was a member of teen boy band Menudo and has been a solo artist, performing in Spanish and English, since 1991.
Martin is currently starring as Che in the Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita.
Source: A Current Affair, Twitter
Author: Alexandra Pleffer, Approving Editor: Nick Pearson